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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update May 16-May 22

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

May 26, 2015

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)
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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 16, 2015 to May 22, 2015. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

     

  • May 16: A suicide bomber in Damaturu, Yobe killed herself and seven others. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • May 16: Boko Haram killed eleven and abducted six women in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • May 17: The Nigerian military destroyed ten Boko Haram camps in the Sambisa Forest, killing "many" insurgents (estimated at twenty). One soldier was killed by a landmine.
  • May 19: A suicide bomber in Gombi, Adamawa killed himself and nine others others. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • May 19: Unknown gunmen attacked a bar in Ukum, Benue, killing five.
  • May 19: Sectarian violence resulted in the deaths of three in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti.
  • May 20: Sectarian violence in Barkin Ladi, Plateau led to the deaths of twenty-seven.
  • May 21: Police stormed a cultists’ hideout in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Rivers, killing twenty-one.
  • May 21: Boko Haram killed "scores" (estimated at forty) in Chibok, Borno.
  • May 22: Nigerian soldiers raided Boko Haram’s hideout in the Sambisa Forest, killing "scores" of insurgents (estimated at forty). One soldier was killed by a landmine.

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